Plus, Ben Carson cops an Eminem song for campaign launch (with a Gospel twist!) and a Russian politician says U2 violated Russian law with its homosexual propaganda
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Funk-copping hit "Uptown Funk" sounds a lot like a lot of other songs, including a hit by The Gap Band, who were recently added to "Uptown"'s songwriting credits due to the similarities. Plus, anti-gay, anti-Hip Hop Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson had a Gospel choir sing an Eminem song during his campaign announcement and a Russian politician wants Apple and U2 investigated for free album giveaway, saying it was "gay propaganda" (and, therefore, illegal in Russia).
by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Move over, Vincent Chase! DC Comics’ Aquaman will come to life on the big screen in the form of Jason Momoa,
aka Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo, aka
My Sun and Stars. Aquaman/Momoa was recently added to the cast of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, joining Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jesse
Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) and, of course, Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ben Affleck
(Batman) in the 2016 epic comic feature.
Just for fun, here’s our pre-Thrones and Aquaman Momoa singing in a
scene from his Baywatch days.
What a voice! I had no idea
Jason Momoa was the lead singer of the Crash Test Dummies.
Miles Ahead filming kicked off Monday. The most recent film to be shot locally
stars Don Cheadle as Jazz legend Miles Davis and focuses on the musician’s
five-year “silent period,” leading to his 1969 record In a Silent Way. Ewan McGregor and Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) also star. Scenes will be filmed in dozens of local locations. Movie crews were seen today in Northside, while I caught Cheadle in a bright blue suit topped with Davis’ signature
unkempt 'fro filming at Seventh and Elm streets Monday afternoon. Cheadle is
making the film with the help of Indiegogo funding.
Many of the donation prizes
for the film have sold out, but there are still some perks left — for example,
for $100 you can catch an advance screening of the film, where The Cheadz (that’s
my nickname for him now that we’re basically friends) will be in attendance.
He’ll also do a Q&A after the movie. Pretty cool I guess, but in “What are
we doing with our lives?” crowdfunding news, this Columbus, Ohio-based potato
currently has more than $53,000 in pledges. And it’s open for 24 more days.
It’s original goal was $10. If you’re confused about how a crowdfunding site
relates to picnic side dishes, this description from the project should help:I'm making potato salad.
Basically I'm just making
potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet. It’s pretty hilarious until
you realize the funds raised for this joke of a project could actually pay off
your student and car loans and that no joke Kickstarter you could create will
ever be as successful. So just give up already.
So I know 2002 will soon be
calling, asking for its pop culture references back, but this delicious
parody/remix of Eminem's “Lose Yourself” via Gizmodo is winning the Internet
The headline Millennials
have been waiting for is making its rounds on every news site and blog
everywhere: Netflix Will Pay You to Watch Netflix.
Harry Potter fans will be
happy to know author J.K. Rowling has published a new story in the series on
her site Pottermore. The new Potter tale catches up with the wizard and his
pals in their adulthood. This is Rowling’s first Harry-centric piece since
publishing the series’ final novel seven years ago.
to hit the Interwebz: Jimi: All Is by My Side, starring André "3000" Benjamin as Mr. Hendrix; Before I Go To Sleep, with Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong in what sounds like Memento meets 50 First Dates; and Horrible Bosses 2. Because Hollywood.
Scribble Jam turns to crowdfunding in an effort to bring back the iconic Cincinnati Hip Hop fest
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Since canceling the long-running Scribble
Jam Hip Hop fest almost five years ago, co-founder Nick Accurso and his
fellow organizers have been inundated with requests to bring it back. But Accurso’s not going backward. “I’d rather let it die for what it was than create a new history that’s just so-so,” he says.
by Mike Breen
Music Tonight: Walter Schreifels has been a pivotal part of one of the greatest straight-edge Hardcore bands of all time (Gorilla Biscuits) and one of the finest (if underrated) Post Hardcore bands ever, Quicksand. His winning streak continued when Schreifels formed Rival Schools in 1999. The band — featuring members of Youth of Today (a band which Schreifels was also a member) and CIV — lasted four years and released United By Fate on Island Records before calling it quits in 2003, as Schreifels went on to form the Indie Rock group Walking Concert. After five years, the group resurfaced with a string of Euro dates and news that a new album was forthcoming. After a few delays, Rival Schools' Pedals finally came out this spring. Rival Schools performs at The Mad Hatter in Covington tonight at 7 p.m. with Balance and Composure and Hostage Calm. Tickets are $15.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Steve Chabot banned cameras from a town hall meeting in Green Township for “security purposes.” Chabot then advised residents to fight a new plan to add public housing units to the neighborhood, though his speech was reportedly cut short when he saw a guy playing “Angry Birds” on a cell phone and thought he was recording a video and laughing.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2010
You start a kick-ass Blues/Rock duo, work hard building a “cult” following and become commercially successful and make music so amazing even MTV can’t ignore it. The video is so great, it wins a "Breakthrough Video" VMA> So, The Black Keys, nothing can kill the high you’re on, right? Well, nothing except finally receiving your award, only to find that the name is, ahem, “misspelled” as “The Black Eyed Peas.”